Today's Horse Racing Tips: Nazeef to land Nassau win

Chris Baker has four tips from Goodwood on Thursday.
Chris Baker has four tips from Goodwood on Thursday.

Mambo Nights (won at 9/1) and Ben Macdui (second at 16/1) made it a profitable day yesterday, and it would have been even better if Circus Maximus (second at 11/2) had been able to repel the late challenge of Mohaather in a thrilling renewal of the Sussex Stakes.

I have picked out four bets for today’s racing at Goodwood.

Goodwood Tips

13:45 – 1m2f Unibet You’re On Handicap (Class 2)

Magnetised and Zabeel Champion have obvious claims, but a chance is taken on LUCANDER (0.5 point each-way bet at 20/1) at a much bigger price. Ralph Beckett’s three-year-old was very disappointing at Newmarket last time out, but prior to that he had shaped with plenty of promise. Having won three of his five starts as a two-year-old – including consecutive races to end the season – he made a very pleasing comeback at Haydock. I am prepared to put a line through his last run, for which he was well fancied to appreciate the step up to 1m2f, and he is therefore very attractively priced today.

13:45 Goodwood
Lucander silk

Lucander (EW)


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14:15 – 6f Qatar Richmond Stakes (Group 2)

With form figures of 122, Yazaman looks a worthy favourite for the Richmond Stakes, but at the prices I am taking him on with QAADER (1 point win bet at 4/1). Mark Johnston’s runner won on his racecourse debut and confirmed that promise with an excellent second in the Group 2 Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot. Softer ground could have been to blame for his below par effort at Newmarket earlier this month (15/8 favourite), but he should relish today’s faster conditions.

14:15 Goodwood
Qaader silk



15:15 – 1m2f Qatar Nassau Stakes (Group 1)

The presence of last year’s winner Deirdre, the consistent Group 1 performer Magic Wand and the totally unexposed French Oaks winner Fancy Blue makes this a top-class renewal of the Nassau Stakes. However, slight preference is for the rapidly improving John Gosden-trained NAZEEF (NAP – 1 point win bet at 3/1). This four-year-old filly finished third on her racecourse debut but has won all six starts since. She has progressed beautifully and landed a first Group 1 success when taking the Falmouth Stakes last time out. This will be her first try over the 1m2f distance, but she has finished her races off strongly over a mile and looks open to further improvement over this extra two furlongs.

15:15 Goodwood
Nazeef silk



15:45 – 7f Gusbourne Nursery Handicap (Class 2)

This race looks to be between the three last-time-out winners: William Bligh, Samara Bay and MARK OF THE MAN (1 point win bet at 12/1), with preference for the latter mentioned juvenile. Richard Hannon’s colt has improved with each of his three starts to date and won for the first time at Chepstow a month ago. He showed a good attitude that day and should be well suited by how this race is likely to be run.

15:45 Goodwood
Mark of The Man silk

Mark of The Man

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